X-Men producer and director Simon Kinberg has said that he never wants to stop making these movies.
Simon Kinberg has been involved with X-Men movies for a long time and is immensely proud of what he and his colleagues have achieved, especially on critical hits like Deadpool and Logan.
Asked recently by The Hollywood Reporter if he would ever have enough of making X-Men movies, Kinberg responded: “I hope never. We have found in terms of doing stand-alone movies like Logan and Deadpool that we can smuggle a different genre into the comic book movie. Logan was a Western, and Deadpool was like a Monty Python, R-rated comedy.
“Genre material has sort of pushed out a lot of drama and comedies. If you can smuggle those kinds of movies into this very digestible genre, then you can have more fun.”
And when Kinberg (director of the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix) was asked if the ever-expanding size of shared cinematic universes was going to have a detrimental impact on their popularity, he responded: “I feel the obligation is the opposite. It’s not a barrier of entry in terms of catching the audience up, it’s actually a barrier of catching the audience off guard. You want audiences to feel that it’s not the same movie. It is as fresh as any other movie out there, it’s not being compared to previous X-Men movies, it’s being compared to Black Panther, to Avengers, to Arrival, anything within the genre spaces we’re talking about.”
Would you agree with Kinberg’s assessment of the state of cinematic universes and that audiences won’t get tired of these movies as long as they are different and unique?
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set for release on February 14th 2019 and sees Simon Kinberg directing a cast that includes franchise veterans Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver) alongside new additions Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game) and Lamar Johnson (Kings).